Emmy Bean

Emmy Bean is a singer, theater artist and teacher living in Chicago. Recent performance work includes: Alice with Upended Productions, Baudelaire in a Box: The King of Rain with Theater Oobleck, Rung with Curious Theater Branch, SOS: A Summer Clown Cruise with Theater Oobleck, The Carter Family Family Show with the Neo-Futurists, and Caught: The Woods with the Fifth House Ensemble. She writes songs and performs with Chris Schoen and T-Roy Martin in the trio 80 Foots Per Minute. Other performance work includes “Mary and Sarah and You and Me” with Naima Lowe, with appearances at the Parlor in Philadelphia and Judson Church in New York City, “The Long Christmas Ride Home” at Studio Theater in Washington DC; “The Snow Queen” at Sandglass Theater in Putney, VT; “Flood” and “Stiles Under Sky” with Company of Strangers. She has toured with Amanda Maddock’s play “Mrs. Wright’s Escape” and co-created the “Three Piggy Opera” at Links Hall in Chicago (with Barbara Whitney and Merrill Garbus). Since 2008, she has worked as an Associate Curator at the Great Small Works International Toy Theater Festival in New York City. She holds an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College Chicago and a B.A. in Religion from Vassar College, with a concentration in Music and Culture.

posted 10/02/2016